Wayne Rooney's Derby County, under a transfer embargo, could struggle to field team against Huddersfield Town
What is going on with Derby County?
Well, the Rams just about escaped the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone in the final minutes of the 2020-21 season, although that came with some controversy. Derby County has a points deduction hanging over the club before its new season begins Saturday against Huddersfield Town, and the Rams have been struggling to field a full senior starting XI in the preseason.
It could be a long year for Wayne Rooney and the Rams.
Now, there could be some players signed by Derby County Friday that make the squad Saturday: until the lineups are announced at 9 a.m., we will not know who the starting XI will be for the Rams. But I expect it to be weak, and Huddersfield Town could take advantage.
But just in case, check the lineups before you put in a wager.
I am going to hammer the Terriers regardless.
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ENGLAND SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Derby County (+265) vs. Huddersfield Town (+107), draw (+225), 10 a.m. EDT
Huddersfield ML (+107)
Huddersfield -1 AH (+220)
Huddersfield -1.25 AH (+270)